ENTERPRISE – Six area STARS will “dance the night away” in support of students at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, during the first Enterprise STARS Dancing for Scholarships event presented by the Enterprise State Community College Foundation at the Enterprise Civic Center.
Among the lineup is Michael Harrison, Director of Student Support Services at ESCC. He and his professional dance partner for the night, retired ESCC educator Sue Baum, will grace the stage with an exciting collaboration of entertaining dance moves as they compete for multiple titles while also raising money for ESCC Foundation scholarships.
“To have the chance to support opportunities for students in such a fun way is a really neat, and meaningful, concept,” said Harrison. “I’m looking forward to sharing the stage with several individuals from the local community who want ESCC’s tradition of community support to shine bright and creatively.”
Enterprise STARS Dancing for Scholarships is loosely modeled after ABC’s hit television series “Dancing with the Stars,” which features celebrity contestants who are paired with professional dancers to perform compilations that could win cash and the series’ coveted mirror ball trophy.
Titles in which local STARS will compete include Judge’s Favorite and the People’s Choice Award. Other contestants for the night include Troy Bradley, executive customer representative at Merck; Elizabeth Whitton, a first-grade teacher at Hillcrest Elementary School; Gwen Gilley, owner of Coldwell Banker; Meredith Hamilton; general manager at Mitchell Mazda Lincoln; and Addison Paul, owner of Yancey Parker’s.
Tickets to Enterprise STARS Dancing for Scholarships are $25 each and are available now at the ESCC business office. To make a separate donation in support of one of the STARS, contact Chellye Stump at 334-347-2623 ext. 2279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ESCC Foundation is a separately incorporated 501(c)(3) organization from ESCC which was organized more than 30 years ago for stimulating voluntary private support to benefit the college. The Foundation’s efforts include soliciting cash, securities, real and intellectual property and other private resources to support ESCC, and acknowledging and stewarding gifts in accordance with donor intent and its fiduciary responsibilities.
Enterprise State Community College is a comprehensive community college which serves more than 2,800 students annually between its Enterprise campus and the Alabama Aviation Centers in Albertville, Andalusia, Mobile and Ozark. Each campus currently fulfills the Alabama Community College System’s mission for education and training which leads to high-wage, high-demand jobs in integral careers worldwide. Students can obtain Associate’s degrees and certificates through multiple programs at the college.